Posts Tagged ‘abuse’

Trauma, Abuse, and Obesity

September 4, 2014 — Two recent publications draw our attention to the need for a more complete understanding of the mechanisms that link trauma, abuse, and obesity. In an analysis of 23 studies of 112,708 subjects, Erik Hemmingsson and colleagues found an increased risk of obesity in adulthood for people who experienced abuse in childhood. The overall increase was 34%, […]

Shining a Light on Food Addiction

May 10, 2013 — A new book by Mika Brzezinski and a new study have put food addiction in the spotlight this week. Researchers from the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health published a study in Obesity this week, finding a 90% increase in the risk of food addiction for women who experienced physical or sexual abuse […]